An informal stack of books with strips of blue in different tones.

Teaching Youth Studies Through Popular Culture

Teaching Youth Studies book cover
  

RRP $54.95

Teaching Youth Studies Through Popular Culture is the first book designed specifically to provide teachers of youth studies and related disciplines such as sociology with an introduction to the ways in which popular culture can be deployed in the classroom to scaffold student learning. It acts as a handbook, presenting a synthesis of previously published reports on the use of the various forms of popular culture in the classroom together with case studies of innovative learning and teaching practices in both introductory and upper level courses. In a refreshing and open style, the authors explain what they did and why, and – importantly – how their students responded.

The book first discusses different pedagogical approaches on the use of film, television, music, literature, and print media and advertising; it then turns to detailed case studies of how popular culture has informed the teaching practices of the authors, including, for example, the use of karaoke and social media.

Adolescent wellbeing: Trends, issues and prospects

  

RRP $59.95

Adolescent wellbeing: Trends, issues and prospects fills a major gap in the range of resources
that address the complexity of adolescent development in a holistic way. While health and wellbeing is a primary focus in education, health, sports and related legislation, there is little available that presents high standard and practically relevant studies under one cover. To address that need, this collection brings together a contemporary, comprehensive and up-to-date overview on adolescent wellbeing within an Australasian context.

Youth subcultures: Theory, history and the Australian experience (revised second edition)

  

RRP $59.95

Youth studies as a whole is flourishing. Yet, within this broad field, certain topics consistently stand out as subjects to which we continually return. There is a persistent interest in youth subcultures, and of the complexities, ambiguities and continuities of street culture and youth group formation over time.

Youth subcultures, in varying forms, share many of the attributes of similar phenomena in the past yet, they incorporate in dynamic fashion the latest developments in technology, the influence of globalised communications, ever-fluid ideas about identity and the self, and widely varying commitment, consciousness and purposes.

This fully revised second edition is based on the original two youth subcultures books and more recent YSA articles and is edited by Professor Rob White, Professor of Criminology, University of Tasmania, published by the Australian Clearinghouse for Youth Studies.

   

Doing youth work in Australia

  

RRP $179.85

Doing youth work in Australia is a three-volume resource designed specifically for Australian youth workers and students of youth work courses.

Each volume contains a select range of contributions from the journal Youth Studies Australia chosen for their relevance to and practical significance for youth work in Australia today. The series is edited by Professor Rob White, Professor of Criminology, University of Tasmania and published by the Australian Clearinghouse for Youth Studies.

This is the first time in the history of youth work in Australia that the writings of so many leading figures in the youth work field have been brought together in a focused series.

Within a very short space of time, the Doing youth work in Australia series is sure to become an indispensable resource for the youth work field.

Concepts and methods of youth work

RRP $69.95

The first volume in the Doing youth work in Australia series, Concepts and methods of youth work, looks at the key issues of youth work as a career and as a profession, including models of youth work intervention, general youth work skills, and workplaces.

Youth work and youth issues

RRP $69.95

Doing youth work in Australia is a three-volume series edited by Rob White and published for the youth work field by ACYS Publishing.

The second volume, Youth work and youth issues, looks at the place of young people in the youth work enterprise, including issues such as youth participation, youth researching youth, health and wellbeing, mental health, sex and sexuality, homelessness and accommodation, and alcohol and drugs.

Youth work and social diversity

RRP $69.95

Doing youth work in Australia is a three-volume series edited by Rob White and published for the youth work field by ACYS Publishing.

Youth work and social diversity acknowledges, from a youth worker perspective, the diversity of Australian society in terms of culture, linguistics and a variety of social norms and ways of being. It covers the areas of youth work with Indigenous communities, young women, young men and refugees; and youth work in rural locations, integrated services and projects, hospitals, schools and residential care.

Sounds of then, sounds of now: Popular music in Australia

RRP $19.95

SPECIAL LIMITED OFFER: FREE POSTAGE!

At a time when Australian popular music is enjoying increasing international critical and commercial success, this wide-ranging new collection offers a critical revision of popular music's place in Australian society.

 

Outrageous! Moral panics in Australia

RRP $24.95

In this detailed examination of case studies, a distinguished group of experts demystifies the social processes of moral panic in Australia. Seventeen chapters explore not only the salience of the notion of moral panic in contemporary Australia, but also the relevance of moral panics in Australian history, the impact of new communication technologies and the demonisation of social categories, such as cultural minorities.

  

Researching youth

RRP $14.95

This collection of essays explores methodological issues in the field of youth studies, interrogates how we research youth, and links these discussions to contemporary theoretical debates in the social sciences.

  

Against the odds: Young people and work

RRP $14.95

This book is the first book to bring together such a wide range of perspectives on the subject of young people and work, and is essential reading for youth and community workers, teachers, academics, policymakers, politicians, as well as young people.

Youth, crime and the media

RRP $14.95

Leading Australian researchers and commentators explore how youth are represented in the media. This collection of papers shows how youth are too often represented as a threat to law and order, morality or community standards, and how the media can be used as an expression of youth culture.

  

Ethnic minority youth in Australia

RRP $14.95

From Vietnamese-Australian youth in Sydney's Cabramatta, to Muslim students in Port Hedland, this book provides stimulus for discussion, activity and further research, revealing much about Australian society's basic institutions, processes and structures and about the way we are dealing with questions of social justice, equity and human rights.

   

And when she was bad

RRP $5.00  (PDF FORMAT)

Statistics and common knowledge tell us that young women compose only a minority of the cases dealt with in the juvenile justice system. Given these small (in comparison to male) numbers, it is unsurprising to find that facilities and programs to accommodate the needs of these young women are fewer in number and narrower in scope than those available to young men.

  

Opting out: Early school leavers and the degeneration of youth policy

RRP $5.00

This study by Peter Dwyer and the Youth Research Centre examines the causes and outcomes of early school leaving and considers policy implications and effective ways to respond to the issue.

Youth peaks respond to McClure report

 Australia’s peak bodies for young people and the sector that supports them – the Australian Youth Affairs Coalition (AYAC), the Youth Affairs Council of Victoria (YACVic), Youth Action NSW, Youth Coalition of the ACT, Youth Affairs Network Queensland (YANQ), Youth Network of Tasmania (YNOT), Youth Affairs Council of Western Australia (YACWA) and the Youth Affairs Council of South Australia (YACSA) – have  raised joint concerns about the Final Report of the Reference Group on Welfare Reform to the Minister for Social Service (the McClure Report).

The youth peaks welcomed some of the report’s recommendations, such as a national Jobs Plan for people with disabilities and mental illness, and clearer financial information for people receiving income support. However, other aspects of the report were greeted with concern. See more

27 Feb 2015

ABS: More than half of Aussies aged 18-24 still live at home

It may come as no surprise to many parents that half of Australians aged 18-24 are still living at home, with most young people saying money is a factor. Here's a snapshot of the latest stats from the ABS. Australians in the next age group, 25-34 years old, are more likely to have left, but an estimated 17 per cent still have not left the nest.  See more

27 Feb 2015

Cyberbullying and why we need an e-safety commissioner

February 10th was Safer Internet Day. A day when we should remember kids like Sheniz Erkan. Sheniz was a 14-year-old Melbourne girl who was bullied on the internet. She took her own life in 2012.

Sheniz is not alone. About 25 per cent of child suicides each year are due to bullying. Bullying can take a number of forms, one of which is cyberbullying. Cyberbullying typically occurs via the use of social media networks. Research published by ACMA last year showed that 21 per cent of 14-15 year olds had been exposed to cyberbullying. In a 2013 global poll Australia was ranked as being the worst country in the world for bullying on social media network. The government is taking steps to address the alarming rate of cyberbullying being suffered by Australian children. The Enhancing Online Safety for Children Bill 2014 had its first reading in Parliament in December last year and a senate report on the bill is due in March. See more

27 Feb 2015

The Tasmanian Commissioner for Children’s “Have Your Say” Regional Advisory Groups – Closing Date Extended

Do you know someone under 18 that would be interested in sharing their views on issues for children and young people? The new Tasmanian Commissioner for Children, Mark Morrissey, would like to invite you to assist him with establishing a new way of hearing children and young people’s voices across Tasmania about the issues they face through new regional children and young person advisory groups. They are currently seeking children and young people who are interested in being part of these groups.

There will be two regional advisory groups in each region, North, North West and South.  The groups will be 6 to 8 members with one for children under 12 years of age and the other for young people from 12 to 17 years of age. The advisory groups will meet in the region 3 to 4 times a year. See more

27 Feb 2015

Report recommends parents receive welfare payments until their children are 22 years old

YOUNG people should have government benefits paid to their parents instead of their own accounts — until they turn 22 — under changes proposed to the welfare system. A report into Australia’s social security system has suggested simplifying welfare payments and places responsibility for financial support of young people firmly on their parents. Currently students are generally able to access their own welfare payments once they are 18 years old, and younger if they worked full-time, have a child or are unable to live at home due to extreme circumstances. The review led by Patrick McClure AO, noted that children were leaving home later, and suggested that if they were eligible for payments, this should be provided to their parents instead of being deposited into the young person’s account. See more


27 Feb 2015

  More news >